Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I'm going through all the screenwriting sites, stickies and posts. I've just finished turning the first of my published books into a screen version and now I'm polishing it. I've used Celtx, so the format and font should be correct - that saves a lot of worries. The book is selling well in Australia and will be published in Canada at the end of April next year, so I hope to have the screen version ready to look for an agent when the book is first on the shelves. So Lorelei's advice is very much appreciated.I just want to tell everyone how much I enjoyed Lorelei's website (http://www.kullervo.com/Screenwriting.html). It's full of practical info, very condensed, and always to the poing. And the most fun is her sarcasm that I just loved. I think, the wannabe writers should read every single word in it in odred to understand the craft, the business, and many aspects of screenwriting. Along with all other sites mentioned before, of course.
Should you register your screenplay with the WGA before looking for a studio? Or does registering the screenplay to the WGA increase the odds of the movie being made?
The following are intended as potential sources of lists of production companies, agents, and managers -- the people to whom queries should be sent. Some offer free services, most charge for subscriptions. By listing them here I am not endorsing any of these services; you should assess each and make your own decisions. Nor are they listed in any particular order of priority or preference. Nor is the list in any way complete, it's just the handful of services I've read about. Feel free to recommend any corrections or additions, or to add your own contacts and preferences to this thread.
Hollywood Creative Directory offers a 1-week trial for something like $25.00
IMDbPro offers a free 14-day trial, scroll to the bottom of the IMDb front page, select the Free Trial option.
Done Deal offers a list of agents and a fistful of helpful articles, and its paying cousin Done Deal Pro continues to build up a useful current list of agents and prodcos. (Note, changes are scheduled, see the DoneDealPro site for details.)
InkTip.com continues to have success with its members being discovered by producers looking for scripts online, as well as posting your screenplay on their site you can subscribe to the weekly "scripts wanted" preferred newsletter. Visit out Inktip Super Thread for opinions and reviews.
ScriptPIMP offers the option to email prodcos, agents & managers directly after searching for specific criteria on their database.
HollywoodLitSales invites prodcos to place ads on their "Scripts Wanted/Jobs" list. Worth a look now and again just in case you find a match! (Access is free at time of writing.)
MovieBytes.com also invites prodcos to place ads on their "Writers Wanted" list. Also offers a subscription service, "Who's Buying What?" Check out the site for more details.
Note that lists of current and upcoming Screenwriting Contests plus "report cards" from previous contests can also be found on www.moviebytes.com